Genetic tagging to determine passive integrated transponder tag loss in lemon sharks

K. A. Feldheim, S. H. Gruber, J. R.C. De Marignac, M. V. Ashley

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Abstract

Multilocus genotypes using nine DNA microsatellite loci provided an effective and permanent individual identification mark for lemon sharks Negaprion brevirostris, the first example of genetic tagging for any elasmobranch species. The double-tagging provided by microsatellites afforded a means to determine passive integrated transponder (PIT) tag shed rate in lemon sharks. Of 388 sharks that were recaptured, 47 (12.1%) had shed their PIT tag.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1309-1313
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Fish Biology
Volume61
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 1 2002

Keywords

  • Genetic tagging
  • Microsatellites
  • Negaprion brevirostris
  • Passive integrated transponder
  • Tag shedding

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Aquatic Science

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